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Welcome to my practice! Are you here because you struggle with painful emotions and sometimes it looks like you are losing control? You may feel angry, worried, helpless, sad, or lonely. Perhaps, you have been experiencing excessive stress trying to manage family or financial issues, a relationship, or a demanding career. I am a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to help my patients relieve emotional suffering and live richer, more satisfying lives.

In my work with adult and senior patients, I specialize in treating aging-related difficulties; anger and stress management problems; trauma and post-traumatic stress; and mood regulation problems related to Bipolar Disorder, depression, and other causes. I particularly specialize in treating depression when it occurs during major life transitions or relates to challenges of aging. I really enjoy working with retirees who are faced with issues of chronic pain, family problems, grief, memory difficulties, or loss of meaning in their lives.

In my work with couples, I help resolve issues of trust, emotional openness, mutual understanding and commitment, and cultural differences in the partnership.

I thrive to create a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment, where you will gain a new perspective and new tools to help you manage your emotions, your relationships, your career, and your life in ways that work for you. My goal is to work as effectively as possible, trying to make the most of each session. My patients have told me that, as a result of our work together, they felt more hopeful, more capable of mindfully managing their emotions and relationships, and more understanding and accepting of themselves and others.
 

I believe no one method of therapy can meet everyone’s needs, so I employ a variety of cognitive, behavioral, existential, and insight-oriented approaches and solution-focused strategies based upon your individual needs and goals.  I use mindfulness and hypnotherapy techniques, which have been found especially helpful for treating anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and trauma. I utilize techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to work with patients who have difficulty regulating emotions. In couples counseling, I use principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy to help change patterns that don't work and create secure and lasting emotional bonds between partners.

I look forward to meeting and working with you on issues that stop you from living more fulfilling and meaningful life.




For your free phone consultation or to learn more about therapy, please send me an email to drsveta@drsveta.com or give me a call at (650) 224-3223.